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 - As Situation Tense In Little Rock; Troops...
As Situation Tense In Little Rock; Troops Stand-By LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --UP--Arkansas Adjutant General Sherman Klinger said today that U. S. marshals will try to take eight Negro children through lines of National Guardsmen who earlier had turned them back from a white school. The situation at~all-white Cen- Leveei In Way Of Building MATAMOROS Construction of a new Customs house here will not start until the Secretary of Hydraulics Hydraulics orders removal of the flood control levee between Fifteenth Fifteenth street and Number 3 flood control channel here, it was announced announced officially tsday. Clearing of the land for the proposed proposed Customs house was started several weeks ago with the removal removal of small shanties in that neighborhood. neighborhood. City officials and the Federal government provided lots and aided aided the area's residents to move to one of the new Matamoros suburbs. suburbs. Lie. Francisco Castellanos, Customs Customs Chief here, said today that a survey is being made of the land for the proposed construction construction of the new building and that as soon as that is completed and the land levelled, actual construction construction will start. The new Customs house will be built on land close to the river several blocks west of the railroad depot. Cost of the building is estimate at $3.5 million pesos. Mario Recamier, Mexico Cit construction firm manager, ar rived here to mapjplans-for con struction of the new structure. H could not be reached for a slate ment today. Castellanos tral high school, J»here Negroes were trying to make their first breakthiTjugh in Little Rui:K, was tense. Klinger said "a bunch of resolute boys are going lo resist." He was believed to mean white students. Guardsmen, acting again on. a direct order from the governor and defying a second-and explicit decree decree by a feclera! judge, turned back the eight Negroes earlier today. As word spread that U.S. marshals were coming, a crowd began to gather again. Armed Troops Ready The troops, many with clips of cartridges in their hauls, stood about waiting for the marshals. For the fire time m _ t h e fight agajjst. desegregation, forces of the state and federal government government were directly opposed in a situation that threatened open violence. violence. The. troops turned back the Negroes Negroes today on a direct order from Gov. Orval Faubus, who National Guard Col. Marion Johnson Johnson to keep the white school ofl limits- to Negroes and the Negro limits to whites. "Bash her head in!" "kill the black S-O-B!" voices from a crowd of white onlookers yelled as a 14-year-old Negro girl, turned turned back by the troops, tried to catch a bus and get away from the campus. .."Go back to New York!" the Sffiwd bellowed as an unidentified white 'woman stepped forward to befriend the girl, Elizabeth Ford. -·'The white woman finally got girl into a bus, despite the efforts of white boys to block the door (See MARSHALS; Page Eight.)

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  1. The Brownsville Herald,
  2. 04 Sep 1957, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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